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I got a pretty easy and stable OC at 3.24GHZ on my EVGA 780i.

Vcore:

1.35 in BIOS, 1.296 in CPU-Z
Goes down to 1.264 under 100% load.

1440.0mhz FSB, 360mhz bus, x9 multiplier.


4GB (1gbx4) 1066mhz 5-5-5-15

I cant seem to go over 3.26 ghz while still keeping it stable, though.

oh yeah its a g0 revision..id be happy with it as it is if it was a b3 lol
Ive gotten its stable at 3.0GHZ on 1.28Vcore. Is this the most i can squeeze out of it? How can i make it stop lowering the voltage when its under load, its stupid . If it would let me keep the voltage the same i could probably get 3.3.

(cm cosmos case) (all measured with Core Temp and loaded on Prime95)

My temps on 5 mins idle are:

38,37,31,30
(thanks to a new intake blowing air right above the Ultra)

on 100% load for 10 mins:

69, 68, 56, 54


the top fan lowered my temps by about 5 degrees C , leaving some extra headroom. Im comfortable with temps up to a max of 75C after 15 mins of load.

Any tips? i dont want to reset the huge cooler, but im looking to know more about limiting my...Vdroop? drop? whatever that is. Also, do you recommend changing volages on anything else? Im running SLI but the 670mhz cards are running pretty cool thanks to a 90mm fan blowing right through the middle of them. THANKS! FIRST POST FTW!
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post #2 of 51
wow that's a big difference in temperatures for your 4 cores. I think you should reseat the Thermalright because it's very uneven.

Well voltage can't be lowered too much, otherwise you won't be able to overclock.
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post #3 of 51
is that a g0 or a b3? you can check in cpuz if you dont know, it will be much easier for people to help you if they know the revision of the cpu.
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post #4 of 51
Definetly re-seat your heat sink. My temps are better that that with 1.525 Vcore under load.
post #5 of 51
You have a TRUE, 90% of TRUEs are about as level as Mt. Everest is short, so you need to Lap that thing...pick up a kit online or get to a pep boys or auto zone and get the following grits400,600,800,1000,1500, and 2000 and check the Informationators sticky at the top of this forum....it helped me
    
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post #6 of 51
Been seeing alot of quads recently with an abnormally high delta from core to core

Are you positive you're running 4 threads in Prime?
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post #7 of 51
Right...

1. Lap that TRUE flat, (I did )

2. Do the 680i . 780i reference board Pencil V Droop mod which can be found here somewhere.

3. Set V Core to 1.45 and get your FSB up a bit then test, if it passes, lower v core, test again etc...

Until you find the voltage where it will fail Prime, then up it a notch or so and there you have it!
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post #8 of 51
I only have an AC Freezer 7 Pro, but I have mine at 3.4GHz with 70*C load temps.

(Orthos stable for 21hrs 45mins, and counting...)

Follow the advice above, cuz you should be able to do much better.
    
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post #9 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Muhahahaha View Post
I only have an AC Freezer 7 Pro, but I have mine at 3.4GHz with 70*C load temps.
You realize that's bad, right?

GET A TRUE ZOMG ZOMG....

Poor CPU ... =(
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Quote:
Originally Posted by justarealguy View Post
You realize that's bad, right?

GET A TRUE ZOMG ZOMG....

Poor CPU ... =(
I wouldn't say 70C is bad... it's not like it's ideal, but these CPUs can handle 70C load without a problem. I'd be worried about going above that, but that should be okay... You are right though in that it's not good, it's just not bad either

However, YES, get a TRUE! I am very soon, woohooo!
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